Scientifically verified ways to improve happiness and solve problems?
June 15, 2011 8:56 AM Subscribe
From the article in this post
: "...there actually is some pretty good research on how to become happier and how to overcome personal difficulties that can be done relatively simply but which the self-help industry ignores."
Well, I'm game. What simple, scientifically validated ways exist to become happier and overcome difficulties?
posted by jsturgill to Science & Nature (17 answers total) 218 users marked this as a favorite
Here's the example from the linked article:
"For example, my friend and colleague, Jamie Pennebaker, has developed a writing exercise that is typically done three or four nights in a row, where you write about a problem for about 15 minutes each time. Doing so has remarkable long-term benefits on people’s health and well-being."